Run. Work. Run. Repeat.

Random thoughts:

– This is literally how my day goes: wake up, run, go to work, run, sleep. Repeat. Oh, and lots of eating in between. I have seriously been a bottomless pit all week. It is as if last week’s 95 miles are finally catching up with me.

– The best part of my new job: the office is legitimately warm! I don’t have to wear 2+ layers in order to stay warm. Of course everyone else complains how hot it is, but I love it!

– I had a nightmare the other night. . . about teaching! Not good.

– It is turning to fall already. People are starting to wear their UGGs, the mornings are crisp, and the leaves are starting to fall.

– I swear the feather pillow I stole from my husband is giving me the best sleep of my life. Although my internal alarm clock still went off at 4:52 a.m. this morning.


I ended up choosing not to 100 miles this last week. Instead I used it to recover before hitting it hard for the last two weeks of training for the marathon (Twin Cities) before I start to taper. How did this happen?!

I ended up running 70 miles, which felt like a walk in the park to me. I realize this is still a lot of miles for most people (and even I still think this is a fairly hefty undertaking), but it is relative—always relative.

Here is a recap on my training for the week:


45 minutes of weight lifting

8 miles/1:02 (fartlek workout)


9 miles/1:12

5 miles/39:00


10 miles/1:22

45 minutes of weight lifting


8 miles/1:04 –> track workout: 12 x 400 meters (my times were between 1:36 – 1:39 for each 400)

5 miles/39:00


9 miles/1:15

30 minutes of weight lifting (just my upper body)


16 miles/2:11



Total: 70 miles

Overall, the week went well. My times were fast, but I felt good and it was a good to cut-back a bit before I go at it again next week.


I know I’ve been running a lot more this year than I have in the past, but I took a look at my running log from last year just to compare.

In 2011, I ran a total of 1790 miles.

As of today, I have ran 1793 miles so far this year. 🙂 I’ve been wanting to hit 2000 miles in one year, and it looks like I shouldn’t have any problem doing that. 🙂

I’m taking tomorrow (Sunday) off from running in order to feel extra rested before I start hitting it hard for the next two weeks.

100 miles here I come!!! Eek! I’m excited!


5 responses to “Run. Work. Run. Repeat.

  1. wow!!! Crazy! You are so inspiring! I’m jealous that it’s feeling like fall there!

    I’m curious-do you run before or after work?

    • Both. Right now when I’m doing high mileage (70-100 miles/week), I run before and after work in order to get all my miles in. I always run before work and then after work I either do another run or go to the gym and lift weights.

  2. Only 70 miles?? Gosh, you’re lazy. 🙂
    I don’t think I’ve run 70 miles this whole YEAR! But, on the other hand, I’ve probably biked about 2,000….
    Ugh- nightmares about teaching! No thanks!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s